Kids Heart Health

Kids Heart Health

                    Over the past 30 years, obesity has more than doubled in children and quadrupled in adolescents. Why is this cause for alarm? Obese youth are more likely to have high blood pressure or high cholesterol and are more likely to be obese as adults, putting…

Three Top 2016 Trends in Review

Three Top 2016 Trends in Review

Each year we see a rise and fall of food trends that range from the new “it” foods and ingredients to social issues. So far in 2016 we’ve seen three top trends—functional foods, reducing food waste, and a rise of vegan foods— that helped to shape the retail landscape. Functional Foods According to Google’s annual Food Trends Report, functional…

Reclaim the Dinner Table – Meal Planning Strategies

Whether it’s at dinner, breakfast, or a snack, eating together for 20 minutes three to five times a week can help you receive the many positive benefits of family mealtime. These benefits range from fewer behavior problems to higher academic achievement1. With a little planning, we can help you reclaim the dinner table to make…

Living Paleo and Grain Free- Is it Right for You?

What is the Paleo Diet? The Paleo Diet promotes a nutritional plan based on the eating habits of our ancestors in the Paleolithic period. It encourages the consumption of organic fruits and vege- tables, grass-fed meat, wild caught fish, eggs, nuts, and seeds, while eliminating foods such as legumes, grains, dairy, potatoes, salt, refined sugar,…